A D V O C A T E S F R E E D O M B L O G
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In the spirit of Kingian principles of non-violent social change pioneered by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with the Oxford Fulbright perspective and worldly Detroit street smarts of the Advocates Legal Services leadership, this webpage presents a legally-defensible case to abolish an altered state of slavery and costly cycle of violence, drug abuse-related mental illness, crime, and exploitation promoted by unconstitutional marijuana laws and ballot measures that are too costly for citizens while benefitting marijuana businesses, pot plantations and drug dealers who are personally liable to citizen victims irreparably harmed under the appearance of lawfulness by those who systematically ignore the federal Food and Drug Administration approved cannabis pill process and violate federal criminal law, health law, and constitutional Equal Protect, Due Process, and Supremacy Clause law. As citizens understand and protect their legal rights, the outcome of this battle against illegal and catastrophic marijuana laws will have a decisive impact on education, respect for the law and freedom for the youth of the Americas.
Updated September 12, 2019
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Advocates Legal Services announces the creation of the Save All Victims Equality in United States (SAVEUS) Defense Fund to fight marijuana legalization laws, beginning with a lawsuit in Michigan. The below survivor of a young marijuana victim is the mother of a collegiate son who died after using marijuana. Suzanne Elms stated on September 12, 2019, that she recently found her late son David's list of what he thought it would cost for him to pay for college. She seeks justice with a suit to stop systemic marijuana business V.I.C.E. (Violence, Illness, Crime, and Exploitation) which led to her Millennial son's premature death.
As Suzanne's case would show, and a Massachusetts case filed under federal Racketeering in Corrupt Organizations Act law showed in 2019 in a landmark sealed judgment against the named marijuana industry defendants, the new pot industry will be legally indefensible in federal court.
The federal suit in Massachusetts by a private victim of the pot industry awarded damages against marijuana businesses that will in due course symbolize the tip of the iceberg of victimization that undermines health and safety from Massachusetts to California where homelessness is now an epidemic with two-thirds of the homeless suffering from either an illness or addiction or dual diagnosis. This was a foreseeable, preventable catastrophe and pot legalization was not a part of the solution but a part of the problem. The landmark Brown v. Board of Education civil rights U.S. Supreme Court decision and the Court's more recent decision overturning a ballot proposal-based law provide legal authority for action.
Victims, survivors of victims, and advocates are joining forces to fight the vast untold damages to citizens both free and locked up due to conduct while under the influence of marijuana (17% of all incarcerated individuals were using when taken into custody!). Pot "legalization" aka decriminalization is an abdication of accountability on every level and cannot stand.
Pot "legalization" lobbyists accelerate an escalating altered state of lethality and enslavement of the convicted and the addicted. Pot legalization and non-FDA approved use the federal government defines as "abuse" causes marijuana violence, homicide, suicide, larceny, fraud, economic exploitation, sexual assault, abuse, addiction, unspeakable pain, family tragedy, absenteeism, lost productivity, educational decay, amotivational syndrome causing adult and child neglect and child abuse while in utero, and declining life expectancy costing untold billions of dollars. Advocates for civil justice can use the law to fight this battle like our Chief Counsel, state bar Champion of Justice Awardee Jeffrey G. Nutt, who won the nation's first test case under a state drug dealer liability act, as noted in the Wall Street Journal, Detroit Legal News, US Lawyers Weekly and other media.
The old spiritual song, "We shall overcome" sung by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. provides a lesson. Advocates for non-violent social change must overcome the marijuana business "racket" and end the new plantations feeding the pot abuse epidemic caused by the unconstitutional marijuana industry that is sweeping the nation resulting in mental marijuana bondage and spiking crime and incarceration rates across the spectrum of crimes.
Too many babies are born exposed to pot in utero. Too many pot-addicted homeless individuals, families, and trafficked youth go to hospitals and to their graves too soon. With liberty, justice, dignity and fortitude, you can join this noble quest to set the victims of the marijuana industry free by fighting the good fight in the courts. The recent marijuana legalization ballot measures, passed after a totally incomplete and misleading public debate, violate several parts of the constitution.
The marijuana legalization laws are voidable by court adjudication and obsolete medically based on the new FDA-approved cannabis pill. The unconstitutional ballot measures cannot stand under the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Federal Supremacy Clause, the Federal Preemption Doctrine, and the utter failure of various responsible boards to adhere to the strict FDA guidelines needed to protect public health and safety.
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Drugs.com reports over 300 severe and moderate drug interactions with marijuana, and many "dangerous" interactions, some life-threatening, as well as over-the-counter interactions ignored by responsible boards governing local marijuana policy in violation of federal FDA laws. Local marijuana legalization and distribution "protocols" ignore the need for the cross-checks performed by licensed pharmacies - which never happened with Suzanne's son, David - to avoid harmful and potentially deadly marijuana drug interactions.
The federal Racketeering in Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and other laws used to win tobacco settlements - as well as product liability laws, professional liability laws, and the state drug dealer liability laws - must also be deployed in the courts to stop the unlawful marijuana industry and local boards who defy federal drug laws. One approval agency authorized a physician to issued more than 11,000 medical marijuana cards in one county alone - Wayne County, which Amnesty International once reported had the toughest city (Detroit) in the industrialized world for a child to be raised after the state passed the juvenile justice reform laws affecting families in areas with infant mortality rates that approached those of developing countries and child poverty rates previously reportedly among the highest in the nation. Marijuana use, which as noted under federal law is defined as "cannabis abuse", ignored by state marijuana legalization laws.
CHINA CRIMINALIZED POT AFTER THE "OPIUM WARS" LED TO THEIR "LOST CENTURY"
In its battle to avoid a second "Lost Century" after the Opium Wars triggered China's first Lost Century, China properly outlawed illicit drugs including marijuana in the 1980s. Thereafter, their economy began to rival ours, positively impacting millions of children and families in their now advanced economy. A responsible local board's failure to adhere to the rule of FDA law and the American constitutional system cannot stand.
Non-FDA compliant "legalization" that appears legal is a constitutional charade and fails to protect all U.S. citizens equally, including some of the most vulnerable adult and child victims of the marijuana industry in our society today. Just ask Suzanne Elms-Barclay who lost her brilliant son, David Barclay to suicide by knife following a psychosis, after a marijuana withdrawal. David Barclay was prescribed marijuana from a health care practitioner in Michigan, and committed suicide on Valentine’s Day 2017 in Monterey, California as he was preparing to enter community college there.
Advocates Legal Services fights to increase access to equal justice for all, promotes the rule of law, and protects the American constitutional system. The marijuana legalization laws violate the highest and best principles and traditions in law. The incomplete and misleading ballot measures deserve the same fate as the "separate but equal" rules of the Topeka Board of Education when in 1954 the Supreme Court declared them to be "inherently unequal" and "unconstitutional" in the Brown v. Board of Education decision under the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution of the United States.
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Funds are needed to file a legal lawsuit in federal court before a potential statute of limitations expiration date. Advocates Legal Services protects health, safety, public welfare, and access to justice in the fight against marijuana legalization. The Advocates Legal Services One U. Defense Fund Vision is to Save All Victims Equality in United States (SAVEUS) under the Constitution of the United States. If necessary, we will pursue justice all the way to thei highest court in the land where our Chief Counsel once served under the late United States Chief Justice Warren E. Burger.
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